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What does the CardLauncher.exe file do?

The CardLauncher.exe process is also known as CardMinder Application or, as the case may be, CardMinder Viewer and is a part of CardMinderApplication or, as the case may be, ScanSnap Manager. This software is produced by PFU (www.pfu.fujitsu.com/en). An obsolete or defective version of CardLauncher.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about CardLauncher.exe CardMinder Application

CardLauncher.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CardLauncher.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 36,864 bytes (55% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 77,824 bytes.
This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The CardLauncher file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. This CardLauncher program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). CardLauncher.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 84% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves CardLauncher.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about CardLauncher?

Part of the Fujitsu Scanner Software
It's part of the bundled business card scanning utility with the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners and monitors the scanner output if you've selected CardMinder as the target application in the scanner taksbar utility
software included with ScanSnap Scanners

Summary: 3 users judge CardLauncher.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall CardMinderApplication or ScanSnap Manager

CardLauncher.exe CardMinder Application fix

To remove CardMinder Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for CardMinderApplication or ScanSnap Manager in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if CardLauncher.exe (CardMinder Application) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of CardMinder Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CardMinder Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or CardLauncher.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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